A77 Doing Macro

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lim yau tong
lim yau tong Veteran Member • Posts: 3,850
A77 Doing Macro

Model: SLT-A77V
ISO: 400
Exposure: 1/160 sec
Aperture: 11.0
Focal Length: 100mm
Flash Used: No
Latitude: 3.019817° N
Longitude: 101.617582° E
Lens: Minolta 100mm f2.8 macro + Raynox M-150
Lighting: 2X LED CN-160
All Handheld
Extrafine JPEG

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Todd Taylor Forum Member • Posts: 63
Re: A77 Doing Macro

The insect photos are awesome and gross all at the same time!
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robert614 Senior Member • Posts: 1,553
Re: A77 Doing Macro

Very nice work!Thank you for sharing.

dresner
dresner Regular Member • Posts: 313
Re: A77 Doing Macro

insane in the membrane... awesome pics!

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Mike CH Veteran Member • Posts: 9,631
Re: A77 Doing Macro

The single water drop with the reflections is quite good!

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Ed at Ridersite Forum Pro • Posts: 18,612
Re: A77 Doing Macro

Mighty nice Lim. The macro appears to work nicely on the A-77. Did you use manual or auto focus?
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tbcass
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Beautiful!!!

I see from the reflections you are using one of those LED panels for lighting. Which one is it and is it better than using a flash?
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lim yau tong
OP lim yau tong Veteran Member • Posts: 3,850
All using

spot continuous auto focus.

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lim yau tong
OP lim yau tong Veteran Member • Posts: 3,850
I find that

LED panels is easier to work with as it offers what you see is what you get. Whereas for flash you only see the actual result after you release the shuttle. A live insects normally do not give you many chances. Of course flash do have the advantage of freezing the action. Also LED panel tends to give a more natural light feeling. You need to get LED panel of more then 160 elements in order to get enough lighting. I use 2 units of CN-160 which you easily obtain from Ebay. Thank you for looking.

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Lelly Regular Member • Posts: 385
Re: A77 Doing Macro

Very nice shots. I have the same lens, it is my favourite!

When I take hand-held macros/close-ups, I shoot in hi-speed mode (A55) and move forward or backward fractionally to change the focus and depth of field. This method works a treat! Cheerio.

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Ralf B
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You did very well, Lim! (NT)
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JudyN Veteran Member • Posts: 4,520
Re: A77 Doing Macro

Very nice!

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